Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

18.05 13 May 2020


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There have been 10 more coronavirus-related deaths in the Republic.

It means a total of 1,497 people have now died here since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Meanwhile, 159 new cases have also been confirmed - bringing the total number of cases in the country to 23,401.

Health Minister Simon Harris this evening said the latest figures show 19,470 people here have now recovered from COVID-19.

That accounts for more than 84% of those who have contracted this virus to date.

Meanwhile, Dr Tony Holohan today said 432 coronavirus clusters have now been identified in residential homes - an increase of four compared to yesterday.

941 people have now died after contracting COVID-19 in a residential institution, accounting for 63% of the total number of deaths.

Dr Holohan said: “I would urge everyone to become familiar with the behaviours that we all need to maintain, including respiratory etiquette, physical distancing and handwashing.

"As we begin to think about easing restrictions these behaviours will become even more important.”

Officials this evening also published details of the underlying health conditions recorded in COVID-19 cases.

Out of 15,450 cases, 47% of patients had no underlying illness recorded, 24% had one underlying condition, 12% had two, 6% had three and 3% had four or more.

Chronic heart disease accounted for 15% of all cases, 48.5% of ICU admissions and 40.5% of deaths.

Diabetes accounted for 6% of incident cases, 23.3% of ICU admissions and 13.3% of deaths.

Main image: Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. Picture by: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

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